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When I craft, I tend to always make projects to give away to others and rarely make something for myself. I often hoard paper & ribbons that I want to use for a specific project and never get around to making it.  I finally decided to create a home decor project for myself! I can’t take full credit for the idea (got to love Pinterest!), but I have been wanting to create some kitchen decor for quite some time now! I thought that this project was perfect!

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You can make this project too! Simply gather up some supplies. I found plastic spoons (instead of wooden spoons) at the dollar store, I wanted the white ones, so to save me time from painting them, I went with the plastic spoons. You will also need some paper, letter stickers, and of course, ribbon!

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I am in love with the new string beads! They have a nice subtle sparkle and come in lots of yummy colors! After I punched some pennants out of patterned paper and glued them together, I added some of the string beads to the top.

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Next, all you have to do is embellish and glue everything down to the spoon.

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I also added some of the string beads to my wooden butterfly embellishments for a little extra dimension. I also tied some coordinating ribbon around the spoon.

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This is a quick & easy project and makes a great home decor piece for any kitchen!  It would also make a great gift if you are needing a quick housewarming gift!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Blog post by: Emily Lanham

May Arts Ribbon Used:

May Arts Ribbon String Beads

May Arts Ribbon Metallic Velvet

May Arts Grosgrain Polka Dot Ribbon

May Arts Woven Chevron Stripes

Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Plastic spoon
  • Fiskars Pennant Punch
  • American Crafts Thickers



  2. Barb Murphy

    so creative and sooo pretty!!! i love the greens!

  3. erin

    Check out your stash of fun ribbon colors!!!

  4. Sue D

    Congratulations on making something for yourself!

  5. Kristie Maynard

    How clever!

  6. Jean Bullock

    What a clever idea!  The bunting looks gorgeous and to use the spoon as the support was a great idea.  Loved the rosettes too.

  7. Toni Storie

    This turned out really cute!

  8. Virginia Fynes

    This is a great project! Perfect photos, would make a great mothers day gift!

  9. TracyM #6773

    FABULOUS project Emily!!!

    I am still addicted to rosettes and banners, so how could I not LOVE your pretty colours and decorations.  I can't wait to get creating with some of those string beads – what a great addition to the range 🙂


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